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"Hell hath no fury"
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.6  (546)

Bait is a 2014 British thriller that tells the story of four women who find themselves trapped in a secluded supermarket by a group of robbers. The movie is directed by Dominic Brunt and stars Victoria Smurfit, Joanne Mitchell, Adam Fogerty, and Martin Compston. The film begins with a heist gone wrong. A group of robbers, led by Jez (Martin Compston), attempts to rob a bank. However, their plan goes awry when the police arrive earlier than expected. The robbers flee the scene in a getaway car, but soon realize that they are being followed by the police. In an attempt to shake off the cops, the robbers turn off the main road and enter a small town, where they stumble upon a deserted supermarket.

Meanwhile, four women, who are also in the town, decide to stock up on some supplies at the same supermarket. They consist of half-sisters Dawn (Victoria Smurfit) and Esther (Joanne Mitchell), who are at odds with each other; Dawn's best friend, Bex (Rula Lenska), who is a former actress now struggling to make ends meet; and Christine (Lalor Roddy), an elderly woman who is hard of hearing.

As the women are shopping, the robbers enter the supermarket, guns in hand, and demand that everyone hand over their cellphones. The women comply, but as the robbers tie them up, they realize that something is amiss. It becomes clear that the robbers are not interested in money but have a more sinister motive.

As the tension rises, the women struggle to work together to find a way out. They soon realize that they will have to overcome their differences and use their wits and skills to outsmart the robbers. The four women display a wide range of personalities and backgrounds that make for an interesting dynamic.

Dawn is a businesswoman who is always in control, while Esther is a recovering drug addict who struggles with her demons. Bex is a former actress who has seen better days, and Christine is an elderly woman who refuses to give up without a fight. Each woman adds a unique perspective to the situation, and the audience gets to see the women work together to overcome the robbers.

The tension in the film builds slowly but surely, as the women try to stay alive while the robbers grow more and more unstable. There are moments of intense violence, but the film never feels gratuitous. The focus is very much on the characters and their relationships.

The acting is excellent, with each actor giving a believable and engrossing performance. Victoria Smurfit is particularly good as Dawn, bringing depth and nuance to her character. Joanne Mitchell also delivers a standout performance as Esther, showing both vulnerability and strength.

Bait is an impressive movie that shows how a group of women can come together in the face of danger. It's a gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The film has some interesting twists and turns that keep the audience guessing and a satisfying conclusion. Overall, Bait is a well-made and engaging movie that delivers a fresh take on the thriller genre.

In conclusion, if you are a fan of tense thrillers with strong female characters, Bait is a must-watch movie. The film is expertly directed, nicely acted, and the story is nail-bitingly gripping. Bait is a hidden gem that deserves more attention than it got upon release.

Bait is a 2015 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 27 min
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    5.6  (546)